About Masterton District Council
Masterton District Council is the northernmost council in the Wellington region. Our purpose is to enable democratic local decision-making in the local community and meet the current and future needs for good-quality infrastructure, community wellbeing, local public services and performance of regulatory functions in a cost-effective way.
It means we set the strategic direction for the district in partnership with the local community, determine services that Council needs to undertake and manage networks and community infrastructure such as roads, water supply and waste management.
Our Council is made up of eleven elected representatives. We also have two iwi representatives who sit on council subcommittees.
Masterton District Council is giving people the opportunity to get a better understanding of what happens to the town’s effluent with an open day at the Homebush Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday 23 March.
Toxic algae in the Waingawa and Otaki rivers are at extreme levels of more than 50% riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are widespread along the river margins. Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park.
Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson has welcomed the Coalition Government’s decision to include Masterton as one of five new refugee resettlement locations.
Masterton residents are being asked to give their opinion on the district’s best bits as the District Council looks to invest in a revamp of the gateways into town.
Construction has begun on a new library facility for the Masterton community.
Masterton District Council is developing the Library Learning Centre – Te Puna Ako on the vacant site next to the library in Queen Street.
Masterton District Council has decided to procure its own roading services contract managed independently rather than pursuing a shared service across the three Wairarpa councils at this time.
The new year will bring a new look for parts of Masterton’s town centre as the project to revamp public spaces continues.
The three Wairarapa Mayors would like to acknowledge the gravity of the situation regarding the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture being placed into liquidation.
Masterton District Council is overhauling its parks and open spaces maintenance contract – moving to a collaborative model that leverages contractor expertise.
Lansdowne may become home to a mountain biking park with the Masterton District Council resolving to provide land within its recreation trail network.
Award-winning reggae band Three Houses Down have been secured as the headline act for Masterton District Council’s Waifest 2019.
The three Wairarapa Councils and waste management contractor Earthcare are encouraging residents to minimise waste these holidays and remember the two-recycling crate rule.
Masterton District Council has coordinated the demolition of an observation tower at Henley Lake following a fire overnight.
Work has commenced on the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy following its launch on Monday 12th November.
Masterton District Council has engaged specialist project management company Xigo to oversee its $15.5 million civic centre project.
An award-winning programme that improves the well-being of young women will launch in the Wairarapa in 2019.
King Street will be transformed into a mini Latin America on Saturday as Masterton celebrates the launch of its town centre revamp.
Wairarapa has set itself an aspirational goal to offer the best of rural and urban living in a strategy for economic development unveiled this evening.
The Regional Economic Development Minister, Hon Shane Jones, will join key Wairarapa stakeholders in Masterton for the launch of the region’s new economic development strategy.
New research has found a large and infrequent flood is likely to have less impact on Masterton than previously thought.
Masterton residents are being asked to only use handheld hoses as the district’s rivers drop to low levels.
BelgraviaPRO, a tourism and holiday parks management company, is set to manage Mawley Holiday Park in Masterton from 1 November 2018.
Yesterday (Thursday) Masterton District Council (MDC) was made aware of a controlled burn of Pampas Grass (a noxious weed) on the island at Henley Lake.
Residents across the Wairarapa are now able to dispose of electronic waste free of charge at transfer stations.
Castlepoint has been named a finalist in the annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards – confirming its position as a favourite spot among Kiwis.
Changes are afoot for Masterton’s town centre following Masterton District Council’s adoption of its Town Centre Strategy.
Masterton District Council is firming up options for the district’s future civic centre development.
Masterton residents will be encouraged to do their bit for the environment this summer…
Masterton District Council has adopted its Long-Term Plan for 2018-28.
Masterton supermarkets will turn their backs on single-use plastic bags at the checkout next Friday as part of an initiative with Masterton District Council.
Masterton District Council has become one of New Zealand’s first local governments to achieve an internationally-recognised emissions reduction certification.
Masterton District Council has appointed Kath Ross as its new Chief Executive, effective from August 2018.
The Masterton community is being urged to have its say on the future of the town’s two iconic lakes, which were key to it being named New Zealand’s most beautiful city.
The Masterton community is being asked to help shape the future of the district with consultation on key spending opening on Thursday.